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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics LLC Boutique, for others to enjoy. As well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy |  google.com/+MariettesBacktoBasics 
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Sunday, December 16, 2012

{Wishing you a Happy 3rd Advent 2012!}

Where does the time go? The end of the year even vanishes faster than the rest of it... Do you experience the same? Anyhow, wishing you all a Happy 3rd Advent! Stay warm, cozy and safe with your loved ones. May the Angels protect you all.
Cozy with the fireplace (imitation logs with gas...) and the candles lit.
With the huge candle from our 25th wedding anniversary...
Complete with "Gewürzsträusschen" or nosegay made out of spices and tiny cones.
Typical for the Austrian and northern Italian region of Tyrol.
I tied my gilded magnolia leaves and nandina (heavenly bamboo) berries with some raffia...
Wishing you a Happy 3rd Advent!

Related links:
{First Week of Advent 2012} my previous post



16 comments:

  1. Wishing you guys all the best as well. I am hoping that next year is better. Keep the people of Connecticut in your mind please and pray for them. Thanks

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  2. I wish you the same.
    Here we have lots of snow.
    It will be a bright and beautiful Christmas
    Hugs to you!
    Astrid

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  3. Hallo Mariette,
    ich wünsche dir auch einen schönen 3. Advent. Hübsch hast du dekoriert.
    Schöne Grüße, Johanna

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  4. Heel sfeervol Mariëtte.
    Mooie header ook op je blog.
    Fijne zondag, lieve groet

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  5. Nog 9 dagen....mooi allemaal hoor...liefs van mij...xxx..

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  6. Dearest Mariette and Pieter,
    Happy the 3rd week of Advent.
    Have a nice weekend to both of you
    very nice fireplace

    hugs

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  7. Nice, dear. So, so romantic, I like it.

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  8. How cosy your house looks Mariette, with the candles and red details. Wishing you and Pieter a lovely 3rd of Advent.

    Madelief x

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  9. Dear Mariette, Your home is simply lovely for Christmas and sends out so much warmth and charm. I love your angel header too. Wishing you a beautiful 3rd Advent with love and blessings for a very Merry Christmas my friend.
    Love to you, Celestina Marie

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  10. Beautiful pictures and time passes faster. Have a great start to the week.

    Hugs

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  11. Such cozy images. Candlelight is always so lovely. Time is just going way, way, way too fast ! Best wishes, Tammy

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  12. Beautiful pictures Mariette! Merry Christmas my sweet friend.
    Dee

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  13. Dearest MAriette,

    your little table with all those candles and the Gewürzssträuschen looks wonderful!

    Yes, I experience the same....the time is running quicker every day.....

    I wish you a wonderful advent week, with lots of nice and calm moments!
    Love and hugs
    Claudia

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  14. Dearest Mariette,
    Same to you; I DO hope you two are having wonderful 3rd advent☆☆☆ Your table is gorgeous with marvelous, especially with the 25th wedding anniversary candle.
    Love you always from Japan to my sweet friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

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  15. Espectacular,me encantan tus creaciones navideñas,te quedo todo genial.
    Feliz Nvidad para ti y tu familia te deseo que seais felices.Un beso

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